About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

Welcome to the Oregon Zoo Foundation!

Today we're transforming the center of the Oregon Zoo with bulldozers and excavators, creating dynamic new spaces for polar bears, primates and rhinos. But the real center of our zoo, the heart of our zoo, is you.

The Oregon Zoo Foundation's $8.5 million Heart of the Oregon Zoo campaign is raising funds for robust programs in animal welfare, conservation and education. We're also funding a larger habitat for black rhinos with mud wallows and more; a big climbing structure, stream and waterfall for our family of chimpanzees; and we're helping the zoo fund exciting, dynamic additions to Polar Passage.

To get involved and make a gift to the Heart of the Oregon Zoo campaign, contact us at 503.505.5494 or do-more@oregonzoo.org.

- Julie Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Oregon Zoo Foundation

About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for the zoo’s conservation, education and animal welfare programs. We work with individual donors, corporations and community organizations that share our dedication to creating a better future for wildlife.

Thanks to a generous, engaged community, the Oregon Zoo Foundation supports programs that inspire hope and action for animals everywhere. Whether it is restoring California condors to the Pacific Northwest or protecting Asian elephants in Malaysian Borneo, the impact of members, donors and volunteers is awe-inspiring.

Since its inception in 1997, the foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has funded more than $76.3 million for vital conservation projects and programs at the zoo. Thank you for making an important investment in the future of our natural world.

We are proud that Charity Navigator has issued a 4-star rating for the Oregon Zoo Foundation. This rating indicates that Oregon Zoo Foundation adheres to the fundraising sector's best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Oregon Zoo Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in our area of work.


4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Office: 503-505-5494

Oregon Zoo Foundation EIN: 93-0718337